Todays post is about perseverance, never giving up,
and knowing when to ask for help.
As part of my Facebook Birthday Club
I create 3 birthday cards a month.
I am working on February's and
I am having a hard time getting the creative juices flowing.
But I decided to start yesterday....
while I as having a massive migraine. :)
Card design was inspired by Amanda of the Crafty Pill on You Tube!
Attempt #1: Honestly, I was not loving it.
It looked too plain for me.
I know it was missing something, but I couldn't figure it out.
What I used:
Stencil: Birthday Balloons by Echo Park
Clarity Brushes: because I can't blend distress inks
to save my soul!
Mini Ranger Distress inks: shaded lilac,
and squeeze lemonade
Stamps set: MFT Adorable Elephants
Die 1: Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangles
Die 2: Gina Marie Designs Scallops Rectangle
Yellow Paper: SU Daffodil
So I needed help, and what better place than Facebook card-groups!
And you guys came through!
Thanks to your advice,
an Aleve (for the migraine),
and a good night's sleep this is what I came up with!
I like it much better! What do you think?
What I used to fix it:
I took it apart and placed the front panel on black.
It needed some definition and anchoring;
the black border did the trick.
Happy die: by Mama Elephant
Birthday stamp: SSS Circle Sayings
Tons of sequins
I wanted to use the birthday from the Adorable Elephant set,
but what do you know...
I couldn't find it while I was fixing the card.
(I found it after though, right in its place).
Lesson of the day: Don't give up!
Never throw away a project.
Give it time, walk away, and know when to ask for help.
Hope you enjoyed the cards and the process!